#Amazon announced #DaaS with #WorkSpaces – a game changer for #VDI in 2014?

BOOM – what an announcement from Amazon today: Announcing Amazon #WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. http://t.co/Bu7uqa6ggw #aws #reinvent — Werner Vogels (@Werner) November 13, 2013 This is a real game changer for me. There is a lot going on and Amazon is now absolutely in the Desktop as a … More #Amazon announced #DaaS with #WorkSpaces – a game changer for #VDI in 2014?

#Microsoft leads Germany, but do they really lead End-User Computing?

This week I was able to attend a German conference about Cloud Computing and Virtualization from Vogel IT. It was great to see how most speakers repeat to continue to spread the standard message of their vendors – a sign that field marketing in Germany is working. Of course they have been some keynotes added real … More #Microsoft leads Germany, but do they really lead End-User Computing?

PC Sales Dropped 14% in Q1 compared 2012/2013 – but the PC is not dead!

Big news hit the PC industry this week when press and analysts announced that PC Sales declined year over year in Q1 with 14%. Three tweets as an example for further sources: 1. Gartner with data: #Gartner WW PC Shipments in 1Q/ 2013 Drop to Lowest Levels Since Q2/ 2009 http://t.co/CHVR6IwE78 < #Apple +7.4% in … More PC Sales Dropped 14% in Q1 compared 2012/2013 – but the PC is not dead!

Today’s Workspace Complexity: Product Vendor Technology Matrix for End-users – an attempt

In my last post I have explained a little bit about my view on “Convergence of IT technologies and enterprise business processes“. Today I’d like to dig a little bit deeper into vendor offerings in those areas, especially when it comes to the technology stack explained in my first post “Defining Desktop virtualization – a … More Today’s Workspace Complexity: Product Vendor Technology Matrix for End-users – an attempt

#Microsoft #Windows 8 – not too bad for the enterprise and #BYOD?

(Image Source: http://windowsteamblog.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Blogs-Components-WeblogFiles/00-00-00-59-23-metablogapi/6201.Win8Logo_5F00_01_5F00_thumb_5F00_23669D8A.jpg) There have been so many negative press, tweets and prejudice in the last past month about Microsoft Windows 8: Windows 8 is an OS designed and build for desktops and now used for tablets – this won’t work out. Therefore it is not usable on both form factors. Metro design sucks; especially developers … More #Microsoft #Windows 8 – not too bad for the enterprise and #BYOD?

Survey Results: How many different end user devices are you using?

It’s been a while since the last post, as well as from the survey. First of all I’d really like to thank everybody who participated! I promised to share the results, here you go: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1_jEMIq7JAnNmFQeWx3dW1qYUk 84% of the participants came from Germany, nearly 93% out of Europe. 42% of the participants still own and use a … More Survey Results: How many different end user devices are you using?

User Workspaces or Workplaces in the Post-PC Era

Two weeks ago at Citrix Synergy I had the chance to attend to a great GeekSpeak session with Brian Madden about his thoughts around virtualization. If you combine traditional desktops with remote shared desktops, VDI desktops, client-based virtual machines and finally OS streamed desktops the world is getting more complex than ever before. One graphic really … More User Workspaces or Workplaces in the Post-PC Era